New Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed that he would be interested in replacing Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
The Frenchman is under real pressure at the Emirates Stadium after a poor start to the 2014/2015 campaign, and after failing to sign a centre-back and a holding-midfielder over the summer, fans are starting to turn against the longest-serving boss.
A three-goal collapse against Anderlecht in the Champions League was quickly followed with a shock 2-1 loss to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. Arsenal's form continued to dip after the international break as they lost at home to long-term rivals, Manchester United, thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney and a Kieran Gibbs own-goal.
With Wenger's job on the line, several managers have already been written down on a potential replacement list, with Borussia Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp, Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti and Everton's Roberto Martinez all named.
However, it's Inter boss Roberto Mancini who has expressed his formal interest, by admitting that he would love to manage a side like Arsenal as they are a 'great club'. Mancini recently left Turkish side, Galatasaray, and re-took his spot in the dugout at the San Siro, but that hasn't stopped him thinking about his future and the chance to return to England.
Premier League History
The Italian enjoyed a good spell with Manchester City, guiding them to an FA Cup victory as well as the Premier League title, and he has admitted that Arsenal could well be in his future.
Mancini told Corriere dello Sport: “Now I would say the Premier League, but 10 years ago I would have answered Serie A.
“I always wanted to coach Arsenal, and who knows, there is still time.
"I always wanted to coach Arsenal, and who knows, there is still time"
“Then when I am 60, I can imagine myself as coach of the Azzurri [Italy].”